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About Azee 500 mg

Antibiotic medication Azee 500 mg treats bacterial infections of the respiratory system, ear, lungs, nose, eye, throat, and skin.

It contains the active component Azithromycin, which belongs to the class of antibiotics known as Macrolide.

This medication is also effective against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Typhoid.

The growth of bacteria inside the body happens, and it causes a bacterial infection.

It can rapidly spread and affect any portion of the body.

Cipla Limited is the manufacturer of Azee 500 mg and Azee 1000 mg.

Azee 500 uses

500 mg Azee is an antibiotic used to treat several bacterial infections.

Examples of infections include those of the lungs, brain, urinary tract, blood, joints, bones, stomach, and intestines.

In addition, it helps treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases like Gonorrhea and Typhoid fever.

Working of Azee tablet

Azee 500 is a prescription antibiotic containing the active ingredient Azithromycin.

Azithromycin belongs to the family of antibiotics known as Macrolides.

It achieves this by inhibiting the production of proteins by bacteria, necessary for the bacteria to carry out their essential functions.

Therefore, it prevents the germs from spreading and the infection from worsening.

The maximal concentration of Azithromycin is reached between 2.5 and 3 hours after intake.

How to take it

Follow the below points to consume this medicine:

  • Be sure to take this drug exactly as prescribed
  • Azee 500mg can be taken with or without meals
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug with meals if you have stomach issues
    Take this drug daily at the same time
  • Even if your symptoms subside after a few days, you should continue taking this medicine till the time your doctor has prescribed
  • Consume it whole with a glass of water
  • The pills shouldn't be broken or chewed
  • Consume the missing dosage as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next scheduled dose
  • In case of an overdose, consult your physician immediately

Azithromycin is also available in different medications like Azax 250 mg and Azax 500 mg.

Side effects

Like other medications, Azee 500 may have side effects that resolve without medical intervention as the body adjusts to the drug.

Some of the side effects are:


Azee containing Azithromycin can interact with other medications, diseases, or food. 

Therefore, before consuming this medication, disclose your medical history and current medicine to your healthcare provider.

Drug interactions

Avoid consuming the following medication while consuming Azithromycin 500:

  • Amiodarone
  • Disopyramide
  • Chloroquine
  • Dofetilide
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Dronedarone
  • Ibutilide
  • Procainamide
  • Pimozide
  • Sotalol
  • Quinidine

Disease interactions

Azee 500 mg should be used with caution by anyone with the following conditions:

  • Abnormal liver function
  • Hepatitis
  • Cholestatic jaundice
  • Hepatic necrosis
  • Hepatic failure
  • Liver disease
  • QT prolongation

Food interactions

It is advisable to wait three hours after taking antibiotics before consuming dairy products such as butter, milk, cheese, and yogurt since doing so might reduce the efficacy of the 500 mg strength of Azee.

Similarly, calcium-containing drinks or supplements may reduce their effectiveness. Therefore, it is in your best interest to avoid them.


Before consuming the medication, it is essential to keep the following things in mind:

  • Do not consume Azithromycin if you are allergic to it
  • Before using this medicine, inform your doctor about your medical history, including liver disease, renal disease, and a specific muscle disorder
  • Take this medication exactly as instructed by your physician
  • You may take 500 mg of Azee with or without meals. Avoid chewing, crushing, and breaking the pill
  • Since Azee 500mg may produce dizziness or convulsions as a side effect, you should not drive if you are feeling ill or sleepy
  • Alcohol may exacerbate adverse effects such as drowsiness and dizziness when used with 500 mg of Azithromycin
  • Even if another person looks to have the same condition as you, you should not give them your medication. A physician should only prescribe this medication
  • To avoid reinfection, complete the entire treatment regimen
  • If you continue to feel sick after completing the suggested medication, consult your doctor


Azee 500 should be stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight, heat, and moisture.

Keep pets and children away from this medication.

The packaging contains an expiration date; do not use this drug after that date.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Azithromycin 500 mg used for?

Azithromycin treats conditions caused by different types of bacteria, such as Bronchitis. It also helps treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Pneumonia, and infections of the ears, sinuses, throat, skin, and reproductive organs.

Is Azithromycin good for cough and cold?

Azithromycin, a Macrolide, is an excellent option for treating chronic wet cough.

When should Azee be taken?

Think about taking your medicines at the same time each day. At least one or two hours before or after a meal, take an Azee 500mg.

How much time does it take for Azithromycin to help symptoms of Chlamydia?

This medication for Chlamydia takes one week to work. Avoid engaging in intercourse at least for seven days, as you can still spread the virus even if you don't feel any symptoms by engaging in sexual activity without a condom.

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